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Some Climate Change Effects May Be Irreversible, U.N. Panel Says

Rising seas, melting ice caps and other effects of a warming climate may be irreversible for centuries and are unequivocally driven by greenhouse-gas emissions from...

Taliban Make New Gains in Afghanistan, Putting Kabul in Crisis

KABUL—The Taliban captured the capital of the strategic Samangan province on Monday after a prominent pro-government commander switched sides, nearly completing their sweep of northern...

Taliban Seize Key Target Kunduz, Other Cities in Northern Afghanistan

KABUL—Afghan government defenses collapsed in key cities in northern Afghanistan, as the Taliban seized the strategic hub of Kunduz and overran two other provincial capitals,...

Belarus’s Lukashenko Tightens His Grip a Year After Disputed Election

MINSK, Belarus—For months after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared himself the victor in presidential elections last year, hundreds of thousands of protesters thronged the streets...

A Gold Mine Takeover Highlights Increasing Mining-Sector Risk

Canada’s Centerra Gold Inc. invested more than $3 billion over nearly three decades to turn a remote gold prospect in Kyrgyzstan into a prosperous gold...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

Taliban Capture Second Provincial Capital, Tightening Grip on Afghanistan

KABUL—Taliban fighters seized the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province Saturday, the second such provincial center to fall to the insurgency in two days, as...

China’s Export Machine Still Hums Despite Covid-19, Extreme Weather

BEIJING—Chinese export and import growth slowed in July as flooding and extreme weather at home disrupted factory and port operations and constrained consumption, while the...

U.S. Says Drone Fragments Recovered From Israeli-Linked Tanker Point to Iran’s Role in Attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that drone fragments recovered from an Israeli-linked merchant vessel damaged in a fatal attack in the Arabian Sea last week...

One of the Coldest Places on Earth Is On Fire

MOSCOW—The smoke from the fires in Russia’s northeast is so thick it has blotted out the sun, plunging swaths of the region into darkness during...

U.S. Investor Michael Calvey Found Guilty of Embezzlement by Russian Court

MOSCOW—A Russian court found American private-equity investor Michael Calvey guilty of embezzlement more than two years after he was arrested in a case that shook...

Iran Swears In President Ebrahim Raisi as Unease Grows in West

For the first time in years, all branches of power in Iran are under the control of hard-liners after a protégé of the supreme leader...

Delta Variant Prompts Beijing to Cancel Large August Events

Health authorities in Beijing announced the city would cancel all large-scale exhibitions and events for the remainder of August, according to state media, the latest...

Mexico Sues Major Gun Makers in U.S. Court

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s government is suing a group of U.S.-based weapons manufacturers in U.S. federal court, arguing that the companies actively facilitate the trafficking of guns...

WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots

The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots until at least the end of September to address a shortfall in...

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure to Allow European Travelers

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top official called on the U.S. to reverse its ban on travelers from the bloc, urging the Biden administration to act within...

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

KABUL—The Taliban commander overseeing an assault on the key southern city of Lashkargah is one of 5,000 former prisoners released by the Afghan government last...

Plans for the Boeing Starliner Launch

Boeing Co. said a second attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi has been canceled, with launch officials on Tuesday citing inclement weather. The testing...

Delta Variant Arrives in Wuhan After More Than a Year With No Covid-19

The city where Covid-19 was first detected reported new infections for the first time in more than a year, prompting authorities there to launch mass...

EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money

BRUSSELS—The European Union has begun withholding funds from Poland and Hungary, escalating the battle over democratic standards that is deepening the East-West divide in the...

U.S. Expands Refugee Program for Afghans Amid Rise in Violence

The U.S. will make it easier for more Afghans to apply to come to the country as refugees, the State Department said Monday, following a...

Former Nazi Guard, Age 100, to Stand Trial in Germany

BERLIN—A 100-year old man will be tried in Germany on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder while working as a concentration-camp guard, making him...

Death Toll From China Flood Jumps to More Than 300

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities said 302 people had died during severe flooding that hit the central province of Henan last month, a sharp increase in the...

U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker

The U.S. joined the U.K. and Israel Sunday in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike last week on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast...

Belarus Tries to Send Olympic Sprinter Home After Criticism

TOKYO—A Belarusian sprinter who had publicly criticized the country’s national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics was taken to an airport in a bid to take...